Category Archives: WDW News

Space Mountain the Movie, Ready for Takeoff



This week, we found out that Disney is getting ready to make a new movie based completely around one of our favorite rides, Space Mountain.  It is almost inconceivable that it has taken this long, but this is a bit of what we hope we see. We would love to hear what you want to see in the movie!

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Disney’s Fantasmic! Lagoon Drained



When Walt Disney World Resort first reopened, Disney, announced that nighttime spectaculars would not be available for Guests. That means that for the time being — since the theme parks reopened in mid-July — Guests haven’t been able to see Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom or Fantasmic! at Hollywood Studios, amid other nighttime shows.

But when will Fantasmic! be up and running again? We aren’t so sure, but it appears that the show won’t be operating anytime soon. The latest aerial images from @bioreconstruct show that the Fantasmic! the lagoon is still drained.

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Disney Legend Joe Rohde



Joseph “Joe” Rohde is a veteran executive at Walt Disney Imagineering, the division of The Walt Disney Company that designs and builds Disney’s theme parks and resort hotels. Rohde’s formal title is Executive Designer and Vice President, Creative.

He was born in Sacramento, California, and raised in Hawaii. He graduated from Chaminade College Preparatory, Canoga Park, Calif., in 1973, where he starred in student dramatic productions and was Class Salutatorian. Rohde received a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Occidental College in Los Angeles.

Rohde’s trademark is a large collection of earrings he wears in his left ear, all of which are souvenirs from decades of travel to remote corners of the world. This tradition began when he stuck his 5-year anniversary pin into his ear.

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Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Disney Originals



Disney+‘s “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom” produced by National Geographic and narrated by Disney fan-favorite Josh Gad (“Frozen,” “Frozen II”) gives viewers an all-encompassing backstage pass to explore the magic behind two of the world’s most beloved animal experiences, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park and The Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT. Viewers get unprecedented access to some of the rarest and beautiful creatures on the planet and meet the animal care experts who have formed remarkable bonds with the parks’ 5,000 plus animals.

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Roger Rabbit and the Dip



The Dip, Also Known As “Toon Acid”, is a greenish, ghastly chemical seen in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It’s Judge Doom’s preferred method of Toon execution. According to Lieutenant Santino, it’s a mixture of turpentine, acetone, and benzene, which all of them are paint-thinners. Combined in the real world, they make up the solution hand animators used to use to remove ink from animation cells. This could be considered an inside joke, as your average audience member would not know what these ingredients made up. While relatively harmless to humans, any toon that comes in contact with it will melt instantly and is apparently the only surefire way to kill a toon (although Eddie Valiant gets most of The Toon Patrol members to laugh themselves to death). Ironic enough, Judge Doom ends up being dipped himself near the end of the film, after revealing himself to be actually a toon.

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Joining Club 33



Today we are discussing the cost to join Club 33 at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. A few corrections below.

The initial price to join is $33,000. The annual membership fee is $15,000.
The membership includes:
Access to all 4 Walt Disney World Club 33 locations
Premier Passport for the member, spouse, and any children under age 26
50, 1-day park hopper tickets a year
5 day-long VIP guided tours
Access to a private concierge service
A limited number of instant FastPass+ reservations

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E.330 Halloween at Disney in 2020



Halloween at Disneyland and Walt Disney World are defiantly different in 2020 worth talking about on today podcast. What you can expect and if it is worth visiting this season.

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E.328 Finding Nemo The Musical at Animal Kingdom



Finding Nemo – The Musical is a live puppet musical stage show based on Disney/Pixar’s 2003 film Finding Nemo, located at the Theater in the Wild in DinoLand U.S.A at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The 40-minute show (which is performed five or six times daily) started holding previews on November 5, 2006, officially opening on January 24, 2007. The music, composed by Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the same couple that composed the music of Frozen and Frozen II, uses direct lines from the film, bringing the film characters to life on stage.

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E.327 Ratatouille Coming to Epcot, But When



Ratatouille the new trackless ride is Coming to Epcot, But When? It was originally planned for 2020 and construction is nearing completion but it is likely not coming anytime soon. That and more EPCOT news on today’s podcast


E.324 New Haunted Mansion Movie in the Works at Disney



Disney is conjuring up a new “Haunted Mansion” live-action movie, based on its 51-year-old Disneyland theme park ride, with “Ghostbusters” writer Katie Dippold.

Producers are Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich through their Rideback banner. Lin has extensive producer experience with the “Sherlock Holmes,” “It,” and “Lego” franchises. He and Eirich teamed on Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” movie last year.

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